GADCHIROLI

  • Maharashtra polls: NOTA secures third place in Naxal-hit Gadchiroli 2 days ago

    Gadchiroli: The NOTA (None of the Above) option received the third highest number of votes in Gadchiroli constituency, the hotbed of Naxals, during the Assembly election in Maharashtra. As many as 17,510 votes went in favour of NOTA at the end of the final 24th round of counting, as per...
  • Gadchiroli: Police martyrs of Naxal attack given guard of honour May 12, 2014

    Gadchiroli (Maharashtra): Seven policemen, who died in a landmine blast triggered by Naxals near village Murmuri in Chamorshi taluka on Sunday, were on Monday given a 21gun salute before the bodies were handed over to their families. The gun salute was given as a mark of honour to the martyrs, where...
  • Gadchiroli: Landmine blast triggered by Naxals kill seven policemen May 11, 2014

    A landmine blast triggered by Naxalites killed seven police personnel in Maharashtra;s Gadchiroli on Sunday. ...
  • Gadchiroli: 7 security personnel killed in landmine blast triggered by Naxals May 11, 2014

    Gadchiroli: Seven antiNaxal commandos died and two others got injured in a landmine blast triggered by the Maoists in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli on Sunday morning. The incident occurred at 9:40 am when the policemen were moving for an operational task in the forest between Pavimuranda and Murmuri villages in Chamorshi taluka...
  • Seven suspected Naxals killed in Gadchiroli encounter February 18, 2014

    Mumbai: Seven suspected Naxals including two women were killed on Monday night in an encounter in Gadchiroli, Maharashtra. Four police personnel were injured in the encounter. Preliminary report suggests weapons have been recovered from the suspected Naxals. A day before the encounter, this group had allegedly set ablaze a panchayat office...
  • Maharashtra: Two Naxals killed in police encounter October 28, 2013

    Gadchiroli:Two Naxalites were on Monday killed in an encounter in Jambiya Gatta forest in Etapalli division in Gadchiroli, police said. The C60 commandos of district police were conducting antinaxal operations in the area when the naxals opened fire on them. Two ultras were killed in retaliatory fire, they said. Their bodies have been...
  • Gadchiroli: 3 jawans, 5 Naxals killed in a fierce gunbattle October 17, 2013

    Gadchiroli: Three police personnel have died in a landmine blast in Gyarapatti in Gadchiroli early on Thursday. Five Naxals have also been allegedly killed in the fierce gunfight between Naxals and security forces. The security forces have recovered the body of a Naxal. Meanwhile, the encounter between Naxals and security forces...
  • Maharashtra: Three Gadchiroli police personnel killed in Naxal attack October 17, 2013

    Gadchiroli: In an early morning attack by alleged Naxals, three police personnel have been killed in a landmine blast in Gyarapatti in Gadchiroli on Thursday. "Three police personnel have been killed in the naxal attack on a police patrolling party in Kurkheda taluka of Gadricholi," a police official said. The incident took...
  • DU professor Saibaba is Maoist leader: Police September 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Is GN Saibaba, the wheelchair-bound professor of English in one of the country's premier university, the new face of Naxalism? Last week, the Maharashtra Police raided the home of Delhi University professor GN Saibaba, alleging that he is an active member of the banned CPI-Maoist. Police officials claimed Saibaba...
  • Maharashtra: Undertrial escapes from police custody September 7, 2013

    An undertrial in a theft case escaped from police custody following which a search has been launched to nab him, police said on Saturday. Ramesh Kulsage was lodged in Chandrapur jail in connection with a theft case and on Wednesday he was being brought to be produced in a local court...
  • Lawyer cries foul after Chamorshi police arrests him for 'obstructing govt work' August 26, 2013

    A Chandrapur-based lawyer was arrested for allegedly disrupting government work and threatening a police official at a police station in Gadchiroli district. According to Chamorshi police station incharge, lawyer Subir Roy of Chandrapur had come to the police station on August 24 with an anticipatory bail of his client and insisted...
  • Maharashtra: JNU student detained by police for Naxal links August 24, 2013

    Gadchiroli police in Maharashtra have detained three persons including a student of the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi for alleged links with Naxals, sources said, but officials refused to either deny or confirm the development. Sources said the three were detained in Aheri, in south of the Gadchiroli district. The...
  • 14 Maoists surrender before Maharashtra home minister August 15, 2013

    Gadchiroli: Fourteen Maoists surrendered before Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil on Thursday. The surrendered Maoists belong to remote and tribal villages in Gadchiroli district and adjoining Chhattisgarh. Of the 14 surrendered Maoists, eight are men and six are women in aged between 16 years and 40 years. They include two Maoist...
  • Maharashtra: 6 women Naxals killed in police encounter July 7, 2013

    Gadchiroli: Six suspected Naxal were killed in an encounter by Maharashtra Police in Gadchiroli district on Sunday morning. The officials also succeeded in recovering arms and ammunition including 1 carbine, one 303 rifle, some countrymade guns and grenades from the terror group. "One of the parties of the C60 Commando Force...
  • Maharashtra: Cong leader booked for sending arms to Naxals June 22, 2013

    Gadchiroli: Police in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra have registered a case against a local Congress leader and a medical officer of Primary Health Centre for trying to supply arms, explosives and medicines to Naxals. While four men who were taking the consignment to Naxals in a government ambulance were arrested...
  • Encounter between police, Naxals in Gadchiroli, 7 dead April 12, 2013

    Mumbai: An encounter is on between police and Naxals in Gadchiroli in Maharashtra. Seven people have reportedly died in the encounter. The seven dead include two civilians, one security personnel and four Naxals. A search for the bodies is on in the area. More details are awaited. ...
  • Maharashtra: Policemen, woman injured in Naxal firing December 28, 2012

    Gadchiroli: Two policemen and a local woman were injured in Naxal firing at a village in Etapalli taluka of the district Friday morning, police said. Police Sub Inspector Vijay Jadhav, Police Constable Umesh Kodape and a local woman Zantu Dey were wounded, they said. The policemen and the woman were injured...
  • Four teenage girls held for 'Naxal link' in Gadchiroli October 9, 2012

    Gondia: Four teenage girls suspected to be Maoists were arrested in Lavari village in Naxal-infested Gadchiroli district of east Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday. Anjali alias Rani Zaduram Kumbre (19) and a minor girl (17), both residents of Lavari village under Purada police station were held on Monday night. Two others--...
  • Maharashtra: Naxals abduct 10 villagers, kill 2 April 26, 2012

    Mumbai: Naxals on Thursday killed two people and abducted 10 others from Marke village in Gadchiroli district. Naxals are demanding that the CRPF should be withdrawn from the area and that Operation Green Hunt should be halted. The incident comes hours after BJD MLA Jhina Hikaka was released on Thursday after...
  • No rape as minor consented to the act: Court April 22, 2012

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has acquitted a teacher accused of raping a 16yearold girl, observing that the girl had consented to the act. The Nagpur bench of the High Court was hearing an appeal filed by Chandrashekar Meshram against the 2004 order of the sessions court, which had held him...
  • Gadchiroli: tribals caught in crossfire? April 4, 2012

    Gadchiroli: Two more tribals were killed allegedly by the Naxals in the Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra taking the toll to 44 in the last one year. Just last week, 12 CRPF men died in a Naxal attack in Gadchiroli. The question is whether tribals are increasingly being caught in the...
  • Maharashtra: state to form battalion to fight Naxals April 1, 2012

    Gadchiroli: Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has said that the state will form a tribal battalion to counter the Naxal situation in Gadchiroli after 12 CRPF jawans were killed in an attack there on the March 27. But with Naxals allegedly brutally killing anyone they suspect to be a police...
  • Gadchiroli: 12 killed as Naxals blow up CRPF bus March 27, 2012

    Mumbai: 12 CRPF jawans were killed and 28 injured in a Naxal attack in Maharashtra. The landmine blast took place in the Gadchiroli district after the bus carrying the jawans drove over the landmine. A powerful landmine ripped through the vehicle on Tuesday morning. The battalion was on its way from Karvafa...
  • Naxals blow up CRPF bus in Gadchiroli, 12 killed March 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Naxals struck again in Gadchiroli in Maharashtra killing at least 12 CRPF men and injuring 28 others by triggering a landmine blast. The death toll is likely to rise as the blast targeted a bus full of CRPF personnel. The blast took place at an area under Dhanora police...
  • Maharashtra: Naxals set afire Panchayat office November 29, 2011

    Nagpur: A group of Naxals on Monday night set ablaze a Gram Panchayat office in Armori taluka of Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday night in Vairagarh about 35 kms from the Taluka headquarters. The outlaws decamped with three computer sets installed in...
  • Gadchiroli: Police exchange gunfire with Naxals November 7, 2011

    Nagpur: Police and Naxals on Monday exchanged gunfire in the densely wooded area of Damrancha in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district. According to the police, no casualties were reported from both sides. A police team, consisting of C60 commandos and local policemen, was carrying out a combing operation to flush out Naxals in Damrancha...
  • Naxals kill three villagers in Gadchiroli July 18, 2011

    Nagpur: A group of Naxalites allegedly killed three persons including a villagehead in Korchi taluka of Gadchiroli district, police said on Monday. The sarpanch of Dabri village Motiram Katenge (50), Sudhakar Koreti (40) and Paharsinh Kumre (55) were killed on Sunday night in Bijepar village and...
  • One commando, 2 Naxals killed in Gadchiroli May 19, 2011

    Nagpur: A commando of an elite antiNaxal force was killed and two policemen were injured while fighting the Naxals, two of whom also died, during an exchange of fire in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district on Thursday morning, police said. A commando of the C60 battalion, Chinna Menta, was killed in the clash...
  • Gadchiroli deputy collector slams Chidambaram December 29, 2010

    New Delhi: A day after Home Minister P Chidambaram visited Gadchiroli, the deputy collector of the naxalhit district went on record to say that such highprofile visitors never bring any solutions. As bureaucrats have been making headlines for being involved in scams, the deputy collector from naxalaffected area in Gadchiroli...
  • Naxals mine highways, may strike in Maharashtra May 9, 2010

    New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau on Sunday warned that Naxals are planning a major offensive in Maharashtra's Gadchiroli district just a day after the rebels killed eight Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in Chhattisgarh. Intelligence officers say the Naxals are buoyed following their success in decimating a CRPF team in...